Oath Keeper planned coordinated action with Proud Boys before riot


A reputed leader in the Oath Keepers militia group discussed forming an “alliance” and coordinating plans with another extremist group, the Proud Boys, ahead of the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, according to new court papers.

The court filing — detailing messages from Kelly Meggs, described by authorities as the leader of the Florida chapter of the Oath Keepers — is the first time prosecutors have suggested that the members of the two far-right extremist groups were communicating with each other before coming to Washington.

Meggs is among 10 members and associates of the Oath Keepers charged with plotting to stop the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory. The case against those affiliated with the Oath Keepers is the largest conspiracy case brought by prosecutors so far in the attack.

Several members of the Proud Boys, who describe themselves as a politically incorrect men’s club for “Western chauvinists,” have also been charged with conspiring to obstruct Congress.

On Dec. 19, Meggs wrote in a Facebook message that he “organized an alliance” between the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys and Florida Three Percenters, an anti-government movement.

We have decided to work together and shut this s—t down,” Meggs wrote…

No surprises…other than these ego-smitten, middle class reactionaries didn’t have the smarts to keep from bragging before, during and after the fact about their plan to disrupt the constitutionally-required counting of ballots.

6 thoughts on “Oath Keeper planned coordinated action with Proud Boys before riot

  1. Plot sickens says:

    “Two alleged Oath Keepers from Roger Stone security detail added to conspiracy indictment” https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/546128-two-oath-keepers-from-roger-stone-security-detail-added-to
    “The New York Times previously reported that at least six people that guarded Stone when he was in D.C. for the “Stop the Steal” rally that preceded the attack were part of the mob that stormed the Capitol.” https://thehill.com/homenews/news/538853-six-people-who-guarded-roger-stone-entered-capitol-during-attack-nyt
    “The DOJ opened a federal probe in February into whether Stone and other right-wing figures like Alex Jones played a role in the Jan. 6 breach. Stone has denied having advanced knowledge of the riots.” https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/539743-doj-investigating-whether-alex-jones-roger-stone-played-role-in-jan

  2. 5th column says:

    Proud Boys and other far-right groups raise millions via Christian funding site : groups banned from other sites fundraising on GiveSendGo as data breach identifies high-dollar donors https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/10/proud-boys-far-right-givesendgo-christian-fundraising-site
    The Justice Department has been making public what they’ve learned about the Oath Keepers paramilitary organization — which had at least a dozen of its affiliates amid the Capitol riot — and this week revealed new details about the group’s alleged discussions to arm themselves on January 6 or to arrange for others to back them up around the city. https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/politics/oath-keepers-capitol-riot-case/index.html
    Who Are The Oath Keepers? Militia Group, Founder Scrutinized In Capitol Riot Probe https://www.npr.org/2021/04/10/985428402/who-are-the-oath-keepers-militia-group-founder-scrutinized-in-capitol-riot-probe

  3. Hoser says:

    Proud Boys Canada dissolves itself, months after designation as terrorist entity https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/03/proud-boys-canada-dissolves-itself-months-after-designation-as-terrorist-entity
    In late January, Canada’s parliament unanimously passed a motion calling on the federal government to designate the rightwing Proud Boys as a terrorist group. The motion had no practical legal impact, but spoke to a growing worry over rightwing extremism in Canada.

  4. p/s says:

    “Proud Boys saw wave of contributions from Chinese diaspora before Capitol attack” https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/05/04/proud-boys-chinese-americans-community-support-donations/7343111002/
    “The donations, which are included in a trove of hacked GiveSendGo data provided to USA TODAY and posted on the whistleblower site Distributed Denial of Secrets, raise several questions. Chiefly: Why would people from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and members of the Chinese American community, donate to an organization with deep ties to white supremacists, whose members flash white power signals and post racist memes on social media?”

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